Chuck Schumer thought he had everything planned out perfectly.
The Mueller report would be the first domino to fall until it ended with Donald Trump’s impeachment and the Democrats seizing total power in Washington.
But when the smoke cleared, Schumer was left gasping in disbelief after losing the biggest fight of his life.
Schumer, the rest of the Democrats, as well as their press agents in the fake news media all expected Mueller concocting an obstruction of justice case against President Trump would be the straw that broke the camel’s back.
That’s because Republicans are defending swing state Senate seats in the 2020 election in Iowa, North Carolina, Colorado, and Arizona.
Democrats believed if Mueller’s report sensationalized Trump’s conduct, then the purple state Republican Senators would begin to sweat over their re-election prospects and break ranks with the President.
They thought wrong.
Politico exclusively interviewed three swing state Republican Senators up for re-election and none of them even entertained the idea that Mueller’s attempted character assassination of Donald Trump would drive a wedge between them and the President.
RINO Colorado Senator Cory Gardner – the one Republican every Washington insider thought would be desperate to create distance between himself and the President – stuck by Trump.
Politico exclusively reports:
Not even the most vulnerable Republicans who have pledged to support Trump have abandoned the president. And there is no sign any will.
“Look, it’s clear there were no merit badges earned at the White House for behavior,” said Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) in an interview downtown here. “You have to focus on the heart of this conclusion, which is there is no collusion, no cooperation. That’s where the focus ought to be and how we prepare for the next elections to protect us from Russian intrusion and interference.”
Three other Republicans up for re-election in swing states – Iowa’s Joni Ernst and pro-amnesty RINOs Martha McSally of Arizona and Thom Tillis of North Carolina – also drove a dagger through Chuck Schumer’s fantasies of using the Mueller report to reroute Republicans in the 2020 election.
Fellow battleground Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) said people should be “very pissed” that the Russians interfered in the election but had little to say to a local Fox television station in Arizona about the president’s potential obstruction. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who has not endorsed Trump for reelection, said on Maine Public Radio that Trump’s orders to aides to end the Mueller report resulted merely in an “unflattering portrayal of the president.”
A spokesman for swing state Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina said Tillis believes “pursuing the path of endless investigations and impeachment would be a bitterly partisan move that would further divide the country.” And Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) said she doesn’t view hearings with Mueller as necessary and only barely conceded the report paints a “brash” portrayal of the president.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.